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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1920

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. are displaying three handsome gold watches that were purchased by the Philadelphia Times for award to the most popular railway conductors in Philadelphia.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th July 1899

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1896

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1926

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The Harmar cup, the trophy of the Yale Athletic Association, occupies a conspicuous place in J. E. Caldwell & Co.’s window.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th May 1894

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The contract for making the silver service for the battleship Iowa has been awarded to J. E. Caldwell & Co., of this city. The service is to cost $5,000. It is composed of 40 pieces, weighing 1,970 ounces.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th June 1896

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The annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by J. E. Caldwell & Co. is now under way. The collection includes 130 oil paintings, 50 aquarelles and water color drawings, a number of high class pastels, marbles, bronzes, porcelains, fine furniture, etc.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 27th November 1895

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. received the contract last week for a handsome silver service of exclusive design presented to William S. Hilles, city editor of the Bulletin, on the occasion of his marriage.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th June 1906

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Joseph H. Brazier, formerly active in the firm of J. E. Caldwell & Co., left recently with his family to spend the Summer at their country home, Kennebunkport, Me.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th June 1906

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. have been awarded the contract for the prizes for the West Jersey Horse Show Association to be held this week at the Camden Country Club.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th June 1906

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Oscar Homer, watchmaker, with J. E. Caldwell & Co., has resigned his position to go to Bridgeport, Conn.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st February 1906

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H. T. Hyberg, watchmaker, with J. E. Caldwell & Co., was confined to his home, last week, with an attack of the grip.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 21st February 1906

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Oscar Homer, watchmaker, has returned from New York, where he has been employed, and accepted a position with J. E. Caldwell & Co., with which house he was formerly connected.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th March 1905

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. are the manufacturers and designers of the silver loving cup to be presented by George H. McNeely as a prize to the winner of the inter-city baseball match between the Hoffman-Corr Mfg. Co., New York, and the Aberdeen Athletic Club. West Philadelphia. This house has also completed the juvenile cup for the Bryn-Mawr horse show, for the special pony class. Etched on the cup is a pony and wagon. The pony is a reproduction of a photograph of a famous show pony.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th September 1909

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Emil Kerth, for 18 years a watchmaker for J. E. Caldwell & Co., has severed his connection with that house and is now with Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th February 1901

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LAST HONORS PAID

Funeral of James E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, Pa., Held at Bryn Mawr

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 2.—The funeral of James Emott Caldwell, head of the jewelry firm of J. E. Caldwell & Co., was held on Monday in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bryn, Mawr.

The services were in charge of the Rev. George Calvert Carter. There were no honorary pallbearers or music. Interment was made in South Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The Caldwell home is at "The Poplars," Bryn Mawr. Mr. Caldwell died Thursday of last week at Ventnor, Atlantic City. His death is believed to have been indirectly due to an attack of influenza last Fall.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of the Union League, Merion Cricket Club and the Philadelphia Country Club.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th August 1919

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J. E. Caldwell & Co, 1869 - J. E. Caldwell & Co, 1919

In the early days of the nineteenth century a young watchmaker opened a little shop at 163 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. He was an industrious young man, highly skilled in his calling and devoted to an ideal. That ideal was quality. He made that ideal the watchword of his business. He determined to sell nothing but the highest quality of watches, clocks and jewelry that the world could produce. He hadn't much capital, but he possessed integrity and was able to establish valuable business connections with manufacturers.

The young man was J. E. Caldwell, and today as a monument to that ideal is one of the handsomest jewelry stores in the United States at Juniper and Chestnut Sts. —that of J. E. Caldwell & Co.

Founded as it was in 1832, the modest business flourished, not rapidly at first, but steadily, and it was not long before larger quarters were necessitated. First the business was moved to 140 Chestnut St. and later on to 822 Chestnut St. Here misfortune overtook the business in the form of a fire. The store was then located in the Continental Hotel building, and so great was the conflagration that New York weeklies carried full page drawings of it.

For a time after the fire the firm located, at 822 Chestnut St., and then later took up the store, 902 Chestnut St., where it remained until 1916, when in November it opened its magnificent establishment on the first floor of the Widener building.

As the business grew James E. Caldwell took in his son, J. Albert Caldwell, and he in turn took in his son, J. Emott Caldwell, who is the only member of the firm of today who bears the name of the company. With him W. R. Eisenhower and Ed. T. Chase form the present firm. There are few business houses of today which have carried for nearly a century the name of the founder as has J. E. Caldwell & Co. During the long years of its history the firm has never lost sight of the ideals of the founder.

More than a great jewelry store is Caldwells—it is now a Philadelphia institution. It is visited by thousands of tourists yearly.



Source: Philadelphia and Its Old Jewelers - Brief Sketch of a Few of the Leading Quaker City Houses, Which Can Trace Their Business History Over Half a Century—A Jewelers' Directory of 1869. - The Jewelers' Circular - 5th February 1919

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. displayed all of last week three handsome prize cups and some individual prizes in the nature of medals and badges especially designed by the firm to be awarded at the midsummer meeting of the Automobile Association of Wildwood, N. J.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th August 1908

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Postby dognose » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:44 am

Wm. Ritzmann, watchmaker, with J. E. Caldwell & Co., will sail for Europe to visit his old home March 27.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th March 1903

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J. E. Caldwell & Co. placed on exhibition for sale last week, at the request of an anonymous collector, a collection of intaglios and cameos, the proceeds of the sale to go to the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity. The antique and medieval gems represent the work of Greek. Roman and Oriental masters, with some latter day work. A descriptive catalogue of the collection prefaced by Geo. W. Olcott, professor of Archaeology at Columbia University, shows the gem of this exhibition to be an intaglio in Oriental carnelian, made in the 18th century.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th March 1903

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